Why Internet speed is slower and slower

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To provide low-cost internet, ISPs deliver the internet in a shared package. While each consumer can expect a certain amount of bandwidth to be available to them, the sudden surge in usage means these expected allocations are not enough. With a fixed monthly fee for unlimited internet, demand for consumption has gone up abnormally, says Binay Bohara of Vianet.

Some of the smaller ISPs are poorly-equipped with limited technology and infrastructure to handle the growth in volume, and unable to handle the spike in demand. ISPs lack the means to check bandwidth entering a consumer’s router, making it difficult to fix issues.

Consumers are also generally unaware about internet speed and what affects it. Says telecommunications expert Anandaraj Khanal: “Since the internet package is shared, customers do not get the given amount of bandwidth on each and every device.”  

Some 80% of consumer complaints since the lockdown concern slow speed

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Telecommunication Services Global Industry Almanac 2015-2024

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New York, Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Telecommunication Services Global Industry Almanac 2015-2024” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05500444/?utm_source=GNW
The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

Key Highlights
– The Telecommunication Services market is defined as the total volume and value of both the Fixed Line Telecommunications market and the Wireless Telecommunications market.The market volume here is defined as the total number of fixed-line telephones and mobile subscribers.
– The Fixed-Line Telecommunications market is valued as the revenues obtained by operators for voice telephony and other non-voice information transmission using fixed lines (wirelines), rather than wireless systems.Only revenues from end-users are included, with revenues from other operators, as in wholesale transactions, excluded.Market values represent revenues from both internet services and value-added services, and are segmented into ‘voice’ and ‘internet’ communications.Market volumes represent

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Makes New $1.23 Million Investment in China Telecom Co. Limited (NYSE:CHA)

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board purchased a new stake in shares of China Telecom Co. Limited (NYSE:CHA) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 43,900 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,232,000.

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Eqis Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of China Telecom by 2.2% during the first quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 17,268 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $695,000 after acquiring an additional 366 shares in the last quarter. Invesco Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of China Telecom by 3.2% during the first quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 12,323 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $376,000 after acquiring an additional 385 shares in the last quarter. UBS Group AG increased its holdings

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Glenmede Trust Co. NA Has $221,000 Stock Position in Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (NYSE:CHT)

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Glenmede Trust Co. NA raised its position in shares of Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (NYSE:CHT) by 11.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 5,618 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 572 shares during the period. Glenmede Trust Co. NA’s holdings in Chunghwa Telecom were worth $221,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its position in Chunghwa Telecom by 8.7% during the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 908,448 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $32,314,000 after purchasing an additional 72,796 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its position in Chunghwa

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Indian Stock Market News, Equity Market and Sensex Today in India

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Indian share markets traded on a volatile note today and ended marginally lower.

Benchmark indices ended lower for the fifth consecutive session today with Nifty ending below the 11,150-mark.

At the closing bell, the BSE Sensex stood lower by 65 points. Meanwhile, the NSE Nifty ended down by 19 points.

Bharti Infratel was the top loser in NSE. Meanwhile, the top gainers in NSE today include Axis Bank and Coal India.

SGX Nifty was trading at 11,145, down by 14 points, at the time of writing.

Midcap and smallcap stocks also witnessed selling pressure today. The BSE Mid Cap index ended down by 0.3%. The BSE Small Cap index ended down by 0.1%.

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SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) Cut to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

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Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “SK Telecom Co. is the world’s first commercial CDMA digital cellular service. As of September 30, 1997, they have provided the highest quality service for more than 4 million cellular customers which includes 2.3 million digital cellular customers, and 7.1 million paging customers. “

Separately, Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of SK Telecom in a report on Thursday, August 20th. They issued a buy rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. SK Telecom has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $23.00.

Shares of SKM stock opened at $22.97 on Tuesday.

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Senate bill seeks standard for Philippine internet speed

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a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: PHL internet speed


PHL internet speed

Several senators have filed a bill seeking to set a minimum standard for internet speed in various parts of the Philippines to ensure better connectivity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate Bill 1831 or the proposed “Better Internet Act,” authored by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, Senators Grace Poe, and Manny Pacquiao sets the following minimum download speed that must be delivered by public telecommunications entities and internet service providers to their subscribers:

  • 10 Megabits per second (Mbps) for fixed broadband and 5 Mbps for mobile broadband in highly urbanized cities;
  • 5 Mbps for fixed broadband and 3 Mbps for mobile broadband services in all other cities; and
  • 3 Mbps for fixed broadband and 2 Mbps for mobile broadband services in rural areas.

Providers must be able to comply with these threshold speeds within three years from the proposed measure’s effectivity date.

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An education system, divided: How internet inequity persisted through 4 presidents and left schools unprepared for the pandemic

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Jackson Federico, a tower technician for Advanced Wireless Solutions, works to make some repairs on the dish on the Pollard cell tower high off the ground in rural Rio Blanco County on July 12, 2017, near Meeker, Colorado. Broadband in Rio Blanco county and Meeker is some of the best in the state for rural areas. (Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

As COVID-19 shut down its schools, Hamilton County, Tennessee, was ideally situated for the switch to virtual learning. At least in theory.

Home to the regional tech hub of Chattanooga, Hamilton County has been celebrated for its pioneering, municipally owned fiber-optic network and the economic revival it has powered over the past decade. The area’s schools have played their part as well, launching an initiative to provide every student access to a Chromebook beginning in sixth grade. Even as classrooms began migrating online in March,

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Gov’t Fights Hawaii Telecom’s Push For $200M In FCC Money

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Law360 (September 3, 2020, 6:49 PM EDT) — The U.S. government urged the Federal Circuit not to send back to trial court a bankrupt Hawaiian telecom’s bid to recover $200 million in funds pulled by the FCC after the company’s founder was convicted of tax code violations.

Sandwich Isles Communications Inc. wants a panel of circuit judges to decide that its suit belongs in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which hears disputes such as takings by the government from private parties. The telecom believes it can win back millions of dollars from the Federal Communications Commission’s Universal Service Fund, if allowed to make its case in the lower…

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Virtual courts can aid in distributive justice by ensuring accessibility and affordability : Bhupender Yadav

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a man wearing a blue shirt: Rajya Sabha MP Bhupender Yadav. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)


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Rajya Sabha MP Bhupender Yadav. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

A department-related standing committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice headed by Bhupender Yadav, a member of the Rajya Sabha (RS) and the national general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Friday suggested that virtual court proceedings should be allowed to continue beyond the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic as well.

The panel said virtual proceedings can be extended permanently to various appellate tribunals such as Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) etc located across the country, which do not require personal appearances of the parties and advocates.

In an interview to HT, Yadav spoke about the need for virtual courts and what interventions are needed on the ground to make them work. Edited excerpts:

Are virtual courts here to stay?

There

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